Lots of Love for the Hawks

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
By Jon Newberry

With last night’s Game 1 win in Chicago the Hawks are getting plenty of praise from the media. Here are a few excerpts, links and quotes:

The night Thibodeau is saluted as the league’s top coach, it’s Drew who orchestrated yet another Game 1 upset on the road against a higher-seeded team to give the Hawks their first playoff victory in the second round since 1997. And on the eve that Rose is expected to pick up the league’s MVP award, it’s Teague who came out of nowhere to help hound the explosive Bulls guard into a 2-for-10 start from the field that led to an 11-for-27 finish from Rose.
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Johnson, Hawks keep earning respect by Michael Wallace on ESPN.com

“The Bulls didn’t show up to play and Atlanta hammered them and made them pay for it.” – Michael Wilbon
Watch the full segment from the guys on ESPN’s PTI

Once again, they played with confidence, got big-time performances from its stars Joe Johnson, who scored a career-playoff-high 34 points, and Jamal Crawford, who added 22, and got contributions from everyone.
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Teague Steps Up by Jon Cooper for FoxSportsSouth.com

We all need to stop overlooking the Atlanta Hawks. We’re just making them mad. Mad enough to turn the Madhouse on Madison upside down Monday night.
Read the Full Story from Herb Gould of the Chicago Sun-Times

Teague walked onto the floor being reminded of just who he was by his coach, and walked off to be handed the Hawks’ game ball by Drew.
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Teague rises to challenge in matchup with Rose by Steve Aschburner, NBA.com

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